Science and research into new technologies are of paramount importance in the development of our countries’ social and economic environment. However, they must be backed up by the necessary human resources capable of exploiting the potential for boosting growth and development. Many African, Caribbean and Pacific States are missing out on the benefits of innovation because they lack the scientific resources and capacities to produce qualified professionals to develop, maintain and use new technologies. This contributes to the vulnerability of these countries in the global economy. EDULINK supports higher education institutions willing to take their responsibilities in addressing these deficiencies and, in doing so, expect to contribute to the development of their societies.